If your child’s grades are dropping or they aren’t spending much time with friends anymore, consider limiting how much time is being spent with that special someone. It can be a difficult conversation for everyone involved, but it’s critical to be honest and clear about the facts.
With first relationships come first breakups, and those can be painful.
In high school, strong romantic attachments can be formed and things can get serious, fast.
It could be a little uncomfortable or embarrassing, but if your child is unable to even discuss it with you without getting defensive or upset, take that as a sign that they probably aren’t ready.
Be aware that for many tweens and young teenagers, dating amounts to socializing in a group.
Even better, in a healthy relationship, teenagers love you for who you are.
Yes, they might act embarrassed when you hug them in front of their friends or even drop them off in front of the high school.